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Since participating in a Bernard Hiller Master Class about six years ago in Bologna, Italy (Yes that's right, Bologna, Italy!) we have kept in touch and become friends. I call him "The Great Motivator" as he is truly a unique teacher who helps people get in touch with themselves to bring out their potential as actors. Hearing about how he works is one thing. Actually experiencing it is another.
Have a look at this video here below. It's an exclusive interview I did with him at one of this particular Bernard Hiller master class in Los Angeles. As you can see in the video, I actually sat in on the class and had a chance to talk with some of the students. Then I sat down and talked with him. The interesting thing about this video interview is that not only do I talk to him as you will see, I also have some shots of his class that give you somewhat of an idea of what it's like. After you watch the video, I'll share with you two amazing things that I did back then when I took my first Bernard Hiller master class.
My First Experience in a Bernard Hiller Master Class
When I participated in my first Bernard Hiller master class I really wasn't sure what to expect. I was impressed with the fact that this man with a lot of experience teaching acting came all the way to Italy from Hollywood. In that class that I will never forget, I had two amazing experiences. Before I tell you about it, I have to tell you something that Bernard told me after observing me in class after just one day. He told me, "Get out of your way Tony." When I asked him what he meant by that, he told me that I needed to relax and just take things in. I was trying too hard. I am an extremely results-oriented person. He told me that acting isn't about the result. It's about the journey. I took his advice.
The next day he asked for volunteers to do an exercise in which we had to speak to someone in our lives (in a mock scene) and tell them something that we had always wanted to tell them. I volunteered. It was amazing. When I finished my scene he said to me, "I want you to look around the room and see what you did." When I looked around the room at my classmates, half of them had been so moved by what I did in the scene that they were crying or had tears in their eyes and running down their faces. He put his hand on my shoulder, turned to the class and said. "Now that's powerful acting." That night, I continued that mock conversation with "that person" from my past and woke up in the morning and I cried for half an hour. For me that was amazing, because one of the difficulties I had always had as an actor was accessing my deepest emotions. I was so happy! I went back to the Bernard Hiller master class that day and told him what had happened. I could see that he was genuinely happy for me and he gave me a hug.
For me that was a major breakthrough in my acting ability. I finally started to understand how it was possible to generate real emotion. I finally started to understand what real acting was all about. I could see with my own eyes what the effect of real acting has on my audience. That Bernard Hiller master class was one of my first experiences with acting classes and it is one I will always cherish.
You can also experience a Bernard Hiller Master Class in one of many different countries around the world. Bernard literally travels the world to teach, which allows people who would normally never have such an experience to see what real acting is really like. If you want to know more about his master classes and see if he will soon be in your country, fill in the form here below.
If you are looking to have a breakthrough in your acting, I can honestly say that taking Bernard Hiller master class could be one of the best things you have ever done.
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I want to say you changed my life. I want to be an actress so bad, but i began losing motivation when I couldn't figure out what to do. And then I found you! Thanks to you, I'm taking my first acting classes next month! Yippee!
Sara, Pasadena, CA
Just wanted to thank you for bringing me in to [audition for the video], meet you and chat this Saturday. I was really excited to hear about your working on actingcareerstartup.com and even took a look at it today - it's awesome! You are very well-spoken, knowledgeable and enthusiastic, and it shows through the work that you do! I hope our paths in the industry will cross again and really enjoyed meeting you. Thanks, again and best wishes with your very important work!
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